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[Q] Transformer vs Xoom RAM

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By danny6514, Senior Member on 25th April 2011, 08:12 PM
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I was looking through the specifications of the transformer and realized it had DDR2 memory instead of DDR3. Since the Xoom has a DDR3 memory, I'm just wondering if there really is a difference in terms of performance and stability. Thanks!

Update - Sorry I messed up. The Xoom actually has DDR2 but clocked at a slower speed.
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25th April 2011, 08:15 PM |#2  
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The transformer actually scores higher in memory benchmarks so I don't know about the accuracy of the DDR3 claim.
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The transformer actually scores higher in memory benchmarks so I don't know about the accuracy of the DDR3 claim.

Okay I think you are right. God knows what website I read that said the Xoom had DDR3 memory. I just checked more and figured it's probably DDR2. Sorry for the confusion
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Here's a comparison (and I've seen other similar ones) showing them both having DDR2 RAM and, interestingly, the TF with a 667MHz system bus compared to the Xoom with a 600MHz system bus. That could help explain why the TF shows faster benchmarks pretty much across the board.

http://mypcgadget.com/wp-content/upl...omparison2.png
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According to Nvidia Tegra 2 only supports ddr2.

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Yeah, i heard that the Tegra Chipset that Xformer and xoom is based on only takes ddr2
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Is the weight right on that comparison? They say 2.2 pounds. I thought it was lighter than the zoom.

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Here's a comparison (and I've seen other similar ones) showing them both having DDR2 RAM and, interestingly, the TF with a 667MHz system bus compared to the Xoom with a 600MHz system bus. That could help explain why the TF shows faster benchmarks pretty much across the board.

http://mypcgadget.com/wp-content/upl...omparison2.png

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2.2 lbs includes the Keyboard Dock....
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Yeah, i heard that the Tegra Chipset that Xformer and xoom is based on only takes ddr2

I was on my phone when I posted my last comment so I couldn't copy the link easily.

Here it is http://www.nvidia.com/object/tegra-2.html

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Frequency DDR2-667 (Tegra 250)
LPDDR2-600 (Tegra 230 and Tegra 250)
Memory Size Up to 1GB
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I was on my phone when I posted my last comment so I couldn't copy the link easily.

Here it is http://www.nvidia.com/object/tegra-2.html

Memory
Frequency DDR2-667 (Tegra 250)
LPDDR2-600 (Tegra 230 and Tegra 250)
Memory Size Up to 1GB

Aha, so, that explains the discrepancy in performance between the Asus and the Xoom. It could also help explain why the Xoom seems to get better battery life than the Asus. Fascinating.

In this case, I'll take a faster system with somewhat less battery life, since the keyboard dock more than makes up for the difference.
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Aha, so, that explains the discrepancy in performance between the Asus and the Xoom. It could also help explain why the Xoom seems to get better battery life than the Asus. Fascinating.

In this case, I'll take a faster system with somewhat less battery life, since the keyboard dock more than makes up for the difference.

Battery life statement is very subjective since different reviews showed the transformer winning, and some showed xoom winning. I'm assuming they might have been using the my water live wallpaper on some tests while testing battery life though which would explain the discrepancies.

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